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World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing

Deutschland! Deutschland!

German Flag, DIY, Boy Shirt

E with German Flag

Germany is playing the US today! Go Germany Go! I am a huge Soccer fan, so I’ve followed the World Cup prhttp://madebylili.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=categoryetty consistently.

The Seattle weather usually needs a long sleeve shirt and because we already had a short sleeve German Shirt (Thank you Oma und Opa),  I created a long sleeve one. I love the German Jersey and took it as an inspiration. Of course the weather has been absolut beautiful and warm, so no long sleeve shirt need. 
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Elliott will wear it in the morning when it’s still a little *fresh* (as we Germans like to call it) outside. I am glad I made the shirt a little bigger, so maybe we can wear it for other occasions. World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing It’s the first time, that I did a V-neck and arrows. It’s a lot more tricky than I thought it would be. So the corners are not perfect, but I am happy with the results.
World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing

I used my usual Shirt pattern (yes, it’s time to post the images of all the Shirts I have made in the last couple months) and copied the front piece and arm piece and just cut them apart and layed them on the fabric. I’ve added seam allowance to the pieces I’ve cut apart and left the rest the same. I did add a little more seam allowance to the black stripe underneath the arm, to have more visibility.
World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing

I was super lucky to find the star and soccer Patches on Sale. These are Iron-Ons, which you are not supposed to wash. But I just appliqued them to the fabric, so that they will endure the Washer and Dryer.World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, SewingI first wanted to add the Soccer ball underneath the Stars, but the dimensions weren’t correct. 
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Paddinton in Paris and Egypt

Travel Blanket

I’ve sewn a couple blankets for Elliott, and one of them is his favorite. So far the blankets all have been just little square Baby blankets, which start to be a bit tiny for him. So it was time for me to make him a new blanket. Especially for the plane ride I wanted to have a bigger blanket.

Paddington the bear fabric traveling

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I bought this awesome Paddington the bear cotton fabric last year, which shows Paddington all over the world. The perfect match for a travel blanket. At that time I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it, but I had to have it.

Paddinton in Paris and Egypt

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I also bought blue mink fabric for the backside. So it would be soft and cozy for Elliott.

Skyline Cologne Germany

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I added the Skyline of Cologne to the front, because it’s my home town and was our destination. The Paddington fabric did not have a reference to Germany, so I had to add my own. I ended up putting cotton batting in between the cotton and the mink, so it would stay nice and warm.

travel blanket paddington fabric

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The blanket stays super warm, I know from experience at night. When I sit with Elliott in the rocking chair. We have used it also in the stroller to stay nice and warm,